Draymond Green reportedly has a timeframe for his return to the Warriors’ lineup

Draymond Green reportedly has a timeframe for his return to the Warriors’ lineup

The Warriors, losers of four straight games and eight of their last 10, “desperately” need Draymond Green back in the lineup, per coach Steve Kerr.

Lucky them, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Green’s return to the court could be just a week away.

“I’m told 7 to 10 days on a return for Draymond Green,” the newsbreaker said on ESPN’s NBA Countdown Sunday.


Without Green in the lineup, the Warriors have fallen from the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference to No. 3, as their defense has struggled and their offense has become “predictable” according to Golden State head coach Steve Kerr.

The Warriors are yet to play a full minute this season with both Green and Klay Thompson on the court. Green injured his calf the day before Thompson’s return from a two-and-a-half-year absence on Jan. 9. He tested the injury in warmups and was announced as part of the starting lineup, but he ultimately exited the game after seven seconds. He has been sidelined since. The Warriors are 15-15 without him in the lineup this season.

The calf injury proved more serious than just a “calf”. Green described it as an injury to his L5 and S1 vertebrae last month, but said that he has never been in any pain.

“I had no idea that things could connect that way,” Green said in a February press conference. “The main source of the injury wasn’t the actual injury… I had no clue that that was even possible.”

Green has been seen working out after practices and he even said on his podcast that he participated in a practice last week. It is believed that conditioning is the impediment to his return.

The Warriors have four straight home games starting Saturday, March 12, starting with a game against the Bucks.

After that, the Warriors will play the Wizards on March 14 and the Celtics on March 16. After three days off, the Warriors will close the homestand on March 20 against the San Antonio Spurs.

Source: Culled From Paradise Post.

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